There is no question that the Unity resolution on high stakes testing they rushed through the Oct. 7 Ex Bd meeting was designed to try to distract the delegates from the MORE/Change the Stakes rally against high stakes testing outside the DA and the MORE petition initiative. Unity people stood outside in front and across from the MORE rally with the unlabeled (purposely) Unity high stakes testing reso.
See James Eterno's report on the ICE blog and commentary from the other bloggers -- no time for links with my wife hounding me to do some work around the house.
MORE on the UFT’s New Position on State Tests + DA/Rally Report
Here are two short videos I shot on the fly outside the DA.
In this one Unity Ex Bd member Greg Lundahl tries to explain the Unity position as he stands across the way from the MORE/CTS rally. I challenge him to join in.
And the 2nd shows a few clips of the beginning and tail end of the rally -- I was inside distributing MORE Stuff in Your Mailbox for much of the rally. The gentleman on the right is Vincent Wosjnis who became a MORE hero when he challenged the Unity resolution. But more on Vincent and how be came to be involved with MORE in a follow-up post this weekend.
And take a look at this one about the next MORE meeting produced by Dan from the MORE Media team. Dan got involved this summer and has added immensely to the team that Mike Schirtzer has put together.
Video ad for October MORE meeting.